Max Presnell Character and class have always defined the Doomben 10,000, regardless of the name.
David Polkinghorne Canberra Cup winner Fill The Page has three more runs to prove she still wants to race or she'll be put up for sale as a broodmare.
John Holloway It has been a decade since Newhaven Park decided to adopt a different strategy for its breeding interests after playing a dominant role in the industry for more than half a century at its Boorowa...
Patrick Bartley While Robert Smerdon has managed to position his stable into the most successful jumping outfit in the state, the trainer is also poised to make an impact on this year's rich winter carnival in...
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker A Victorian trainer is one of several thoroughbred racing figures being investigated over the suspected use of peptides in their horses, including the anti-obesity drug given to some Essendon players.
Michael Lynch Former champion Darwin trainer Stephen Brown has felt right at home in Melbourne's heat.
Glenn Robertson-Smith Up-and-coming stars of the turf need special attention to safeguard their bone structure.
Andrew Eddy The Age racing editor Andrew Eddy's guide to the Cup field.
Patrick Bartley The world's best staying race, the Melbourne Cup, could be even better next year with Racing Victoria's international recruiting agent set to target Japanese stayers.
Glenn Robertson-Smith The innuendo regarding drugs in horse racing could not be further from the truth.
Andrew Eddy and Will Brodie There were several familiar local faces with multiples chances still in the Melbourne Cup when second acceptances were taken for the race this morning.
Michael Sharkie Having severed his commitment with Cox Plate favourite Pierro in preference for second-favourite Green Moon, Craig Williams admitted today that he would not have made the switch had the Gai...
Kyle Mackey-Laws And so it gets interesting. There are some handy horses returning to the track today, with several three-year-olds making their moves after the juvenile season six months ago.
Michael Lynch Banjo Paterson got it right more than 100 years ago when he penned an immortal verse.
Michael Lynch Top jumper Black and Bent sets a new Australian record for consecutive wins over hurdles.
Michael Sharkie You need to be a skilled communicator to keep a racehorse owner informed.
Michael Sharkie Mister Milton lands a long overdue win in the Straight Six at Flemington.
Tony White Trainer Chris Waller believes Doomben Cup winner Beaten Up has the potential to develop into a genuine Cox Plate horse in the spring.
Tony White After a fortnight of turmoil, ad man and high-profile owner John Singleton was back in the headlines for the right reasons at Doomben on Saturday when his star filly Dear Demi won the $175,000 Hidden...
Max Presnell Sporting boofheads aren't seen at their best on Twitter, but Michelle Payne isn't one for sitting quietly and taking a baking.